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Free Children’s Week 2022 Activities for Kids in Melbourne

The annual Children’s Week is taking place from Saturday 22 October until Sunday 30 October 2022 with the theme “All Children have the right to a standard of living that supports their wellbeing and healthy development”.

Various local councils, not-for-profit organisations, schools and early childhood services have organised open days, special events, activities and more to recognise all the little ones while also highlighting the importance of play, wellbeing and protection to the development of kids.

The best part is that all of these Children's Week activities are FREE to enjoy for families with children aged from birth to 12 years! 

So if you’ve got a little one, this celebration is a wonderful time to take advantage of the fun, engaging and educational experiences as you create wonderful memories together.

We’ve put together this list where you can find Children’s Week activities in your area so you can pick the best event for you and your family.

Table of contents

City of Banyule

1. Children’s Day Celebration

Come and enjoy the day with your children. Life is about learning and letting your children explore, learn new skills in a creative friendly environment. Children will develop skills through their imagination and curiosity. Free activities including face painting, making balloon shapes, animal farm, dance with Emily, a treasure hunt and art activities followed by free sausage sizzle.

Children’s Day Celebration, Rosanna Fire Station Community House, 232 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna

Saturday 22 October 2022 10am-5:30pm

2. Little Messy Playgroup Morning

Help us celebrate Children's Week at the Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub with a special story time and morning of sensory play and exploration for the very young. This is a free event for children age birth to 6 and their families.

Little Messy Playgroup Morning, Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe 

Tuesday 25 October, 10 am to 12:30 pm

City of Melbourne

1. Thriving families: learning and growing together through play

Join the Melbourne Community Toy Library to play together and celebrate Children's Week! Melbourne Community Toy Library will be creating magical worlds, telling stories and bringing out some new toys for the occasion

The Hub

Docklands 3000

27 October, 10 am to 12 pm

29 October, 2 pm to 4 pm

2. Animation Discovery

Follow the clues! ACMI's animation discovery trail will take learners deep into the centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image. Create animated flip books and thaumatropes.

ACMI

Melbourne 3000

Phone 03 8663 2447

Email education@acmi.net.au

24 October, 10 am to 3 pm

3. Amazing (not really a) Race

Kids, come and join the Parkville Gardens Young Residents in the 2022 ‘Amazing (not really a) Race'. Bring your running shoes and your thinking caps to complete the course's puzzles and challenges while you find the clues around the wetlands and sports fields off Oak Street, Parkville! Suits ages 5 to 12 years.

Ross Straw Field Pavilion, Trin Warren Tam Boore and sports fields.

Oak St

Parkville 3052

23 October, 10 am to 11 am

City of Stonnington

1. Celebrating children's week at PCLC!

Celebrate Children's Week at Prahran Community Learning Centre – learn how to have fun preparing and eating healthy snacks, have fun dressing up with a library visit, and enjoy a craft session with one of our qualified art teachers.

40 Grattan St

Prahran 3181

Phone 03 9510 7052

Email admin@pclcentre.org.au

24 October, 1 pm 2 pm – Making and eating healthy snacks

26 October, 11 am to 12 pm – Dress up and book read

27 October, 11 am 12 pm – Get crafty with making mobiles

2. Fun & Play Day

The Stonnington Toy Library's Fun & Play Day celebrates Children's Week. Families with children aged 0-6 years are invited to play with farm animals, large toys and games and other sensory and craft activities, and a baby play zone.

1 Winter St

Malvern 3144

22 October, 9 am to 1 pm

3. Down on the Farm

Celebrate Children's week at Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House. A fun morning with a farmyard theme where families can experience real furry friends, or join a musical storytelling adventure with Gumnut Music. The morning is FREE for families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience in your local neighbourhood.

22 Rob Roy Rd

Malvern East 3145

22 October, 9 am to 12 pm

22 October, 9:30 am to 10:15 am

22 October, 10:30 am to 11:15 am

City of Yarra

1. Children's Week Family Fun Day at the Collingwood Children's Farm

Come and enjoy our piece of paradise and get back to nature. Spend the day at the Collingwood Children's Farm creating lasting memories with friends and family…meet the farm animals, relax and have a picnic, enjoy the views and stroll amongst paddocks and gardens.

Collingwood Children's Farm

St Heliers St

Abbotsford 3067

26 October, 10 am to 2 pm

2. Fun and Friendship at the Neighbourhood House

Join North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House for some fun and friendship at the old railway station in Princes Hill! Pot a plant in our community garden, perform in a talent show, take part in a cooking workshop!

20 Solly Ave

Princes Hill 3054

23 October, 2 pm to 5 pm

3. From Little Things, Big Things Grow

It's magical watching our children grow and observe the world around them. Our interactive workshop will engage children in a variety of activities to help them develop their understanding of sustainability, health and self-expression. Children will participate in an art project, story-time, planting their own produce and a Zumba class!

Holden Street Neighbourhood House

128 Holden Street

North Fitzroy 3068

Phone 03 9489 9929

Email programs@holdenstreet.org.au

29 October, 9.30 am to 12 pm

4. Bush Playtime

Bush Playtime is a series of 3 events that creates an opportunity for families with young children to “discover” nature. Children and their families will be encouraged to be creative and use their imaginations as they explore the natural setting of Burnley Park.

Park Grv

Burnley 3121

Phone 03 9428 9901

24 October, 10 am to 11:30 am

26 October, 10am to 11:30 am

28 October, 11 am to 12:30 am

5. Celebrating Play at Collingwood Toy Library

It's a party and you're invited! Collingwood Toy Library is marking our 30th birthday with an open day that celebrates the toy library's role in supporting children's wellbeing and healthy development. Entertainment will include children's performers and opportunities to connect and explore new play experiences.

Cnr Lulie and Abbot Street

Abbotsford 3067

29 October, 10 am to 12pm

6. Fire, Bread, Community – Family Baking Session

Come and bake with the Highrise Community Bakery bakers! See what goes into our famous focaccia and other baked goodies as we mix, knead and bake together in the beautiful wood fired oven located in the flourishing Fitzroy community garden. A hands on treat for the whole family!

125 Napier St

Fitzroy 3065

Phone 0411 899 618

Email peta@cultivatingcommunity.org.au

26 October, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

7. Victorian Junior Paddlers Day

Come along to Junior Paddlers Day! Junior paddlers aged 6-12 from across Victoria are invited to come together for a fun-filled day of paddling games, technique training and races on the Yarra River designed just for you! Equipment provided. Booking essential.

INCC Boathouse, Fairfield Park

Fairfield 3078

29 October, 9 am to 3 pm

City of Bayside

1. Castlefield Community Centre Children's Week Celebration

Calling all families in Bayside and Kingston! Come down to Castlefield Community Centre for free, fun activities, petting zoo and morning tea to celebrate Children's Week! Let your children guide you through the stations to create some special memories while connecting with other local families.

Castlefield Community Centre

505 Bluff Rd

Hampton 3188

03 9068 3882

Email castlefield@bayciss.org.au

26 October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

2. Learn & Play Day

Connect Health & Community presents Learn & Play Day. As part of Children’s Week 2022 we will be hosting two Learn & Play days filled with fun, learning and furry friends. Come along to one of our events to learn something new and join in all the fun!

Peterson Youth Centre Highett & Harmony Hall, Dunkley Avenue/Fox Close, Highett

25 October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

26 October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

3. The Greatest Birthday Party You (n)ever Had!

A celebration for all the birthdays our children missed due to Covid-19: Bayside Toy Library is hosting “The Greatest Birthday Party You (n)ever Had!” on Saturday 29th October. Join us as we come together to celebrate our children's growth and resilience with family, friends, toys, party games, bubbles and more!

212 Dendy St

Brighton East 3187

29 October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

City of Boroondara

1. Pop up Playgroup, Chicken Hatching and Children's Art Show

Children's Week at Bowen Street Community Centre includes a children's art exhibition, pop up playgroups with craft activities, indigenous story time and songs, and pop in during the week for a visit to see our baby chickens hatch and hold a little chick!

102 Bowen St

Camberwell 3124

0404 803 649

maryliston1@optusnet.com.au

24 October, 1 am to 11 am – Grandparents playgroup

24 October, 9 am to 12 pm – French playgroup

25 October , 3 pm to 5 pm – New mothers playgroup

25 October, 9 am to 12 pm – Multiple birth playgroup

27 October, 9 am to 12 pm – Pop up playgroup

24 October to 30 October, 9 am to 5 pm – Chicken hatching

24 October to 30 October, 9 am to 5 pm – Art exhibition

Children's Week Family Fun Morning

Come along for a fun family morning at Canterbury Toy Library! Bring along your favourite cuddly toy to share the experience with you. There will be a toy hospital, fun games and activities and a quiet book corner and story time for when you're all ready for a rest.

190A Canterbury Rd

Canterbury 3126

29 October, 10 am to 12.30 pm

Childrens and Teddy Day out at Trentwood

Access Health and Community invite local families to join the Children's and Teddy's Day Out at Trentwood. Bring your special toys, and enjoy a live cultural show to sing and dance along. Have your toys own passport stamped at each teddy station to check on their health, enjoy the craft station and listen to our librarian read a story.

Greythorn Community Hub

2 Centre Way

Balwyn North 3104

27 October, 10 am to Midday

Children in the Park – Victoria Park

Boroondara celebrates Children's Week with a morning of activities at our new regional playground at Victoria Park where it offers something for everyone. The activities will allow children the opportunity to engage in activities that support their wellbeing, healthy development and family connections.

High St S

Kew 3101

26 October, 9:30 am to 12:30pm

City of Darebin

1. What does a healthy home look like?

Children who attend Darebin Community Health during Children's Week will receive a craft pack. Children can draw, create and make a picture of their home and tell us what is healthy about it. Bring the picture back to Darebin Community Health to display the picture in the waiting room and receive a story book on different types of homes.

300 Bell St

Preston 3072

Telephone 03 8458 6714

Email linda.crisci@yourch.org.au

24 October, 9 am to 4 pm

25 October, 9 am to 4 pm

26 October, 9 am to 4 pm

27 October, 9 am to 4 pm

2. Old fashioned fun

“Old fashioned fun” will transport the grown ups back to their childhood and show the kids what fun looked like in the days before computers! Children will get an opportunity to do hands on activities like making friendship bracelets, juggling balls and paper mâché animals or cutting up playdough cookies.

2 East St

Northcote 3070

29 October, 2 pm to 5 pm

3. Growing Together: Children’s Native Gardening Activity

This Children’s Week, Little Sprouts are celebrating children’s sense of belonging and contribution to the natural world around them. Join in a 2 hour growing workshops for children and families and learn about seasonal produce, sensory and Indigenous plants. A free event for children and families to connect and play.

131 Shaftesbury Pde

Thornbury 3071

27 October, 10 am to 12 pm

City of Glen Eira

1. Community Playgroup – celebrating children in Glen Eira

Join Glen Eira City Council to celebrating children and families in the community. Glen Eira City Council will host a range of hands on activities for children, families and seniors in our community. The Community Playgroup will celebrate the connection between generations – share activities including playdough, puzzles, building and outdoor games, songs and movement.

Packer Park

Carnegie 3163

25 October, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Telephone 0435 203 702

Email elevi@gleneira.vic.gov.au

2. Children “Becoming Warriors” Yoga Program

“We Are Warriors” Children's Yoga – Sessions full of games, songs and imaginative play that engage children and give them the tools to feel calmer, happier, and more peaceful inside! All the while, building their confidence, resilience and self esteem. Sessions include classes with parents, carers or special friends.

Caulfield South Community House

450 Kooyong Rd

Caulfield South 3162

Telephone 03 9596 8643

Email admin@csch.org.au

24 October, 10:30 am to 12 pm

26 October, 10 am to 10:30 am

27 October, 10:30 am to 12 pm

City of Hobsons Bay

1. Hobsons Bay Children's Week 2022

Hobsons Bay City Council invites children and families to enjoy a free, fun and educational calendar of local events and activities that promotes children's wellbeing and healthy development.

LocationVarious across the municipality (see guide here)

Telephone 03 9932 1216

Email earlyyears@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

22 October, 10 am to 3 pm – Science drop-in sessions

22 October, 10 am to 12 pm – Art classes

24 October to to 30 October – On-demand Activity Sheet

24 October, 11 am to 11:45 am – Move it 4 Kids

25 October, 11 am to 11:45 am – Move it 4 Kids

26 October, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Marvellous Minibeasts

26 October, 7:30pm to 8:30 pm – Understanding Children's Behaviour – parent webinar

27 October, 7:30pm to 9:30 pm – Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child Webinar

27 October, 3:34pm to 5:15 pm – Trash Puppets – Puppet Workshop

City of Kingston

1. Children's Festival

Cheltenham Children’s Festival is a free community event offering a range of activities for children and their families including a stage performance, fire engine rides, face-painting, jumping castle, art, craft and interactive play activities for all children aged 0 – 12 years. Everyone welcome!

Cheltenham Community Centre

8 Chesterville Rd

Cheltenham 3192

22 October, 10 am to 1 pm

Telephone 03 9583 0095

Email kimw@chelt.com.au

City of Manningham

1. Come eat, play and learn

Join Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre and many members of the community for a fantastic afternoon celebrating Children's Week. Meet visiting farm animals, take part in a family yoga session, sing and dance with local musicians and get down and dirty with messy play. Dinner will be provided by the Lions Club of Park Orchards.

Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre

572 Park Rd

Park Orchards 3114

Phone 03 9876 4381

Email manager@parkorchards.org.au

2. Kids Carnival at Vantage Point

Celebrate Children's Week with the Kids Carnival at Vantage Point there will be music, jumping castles and all things carnival. Celebrate and have fun whilst promoting equality among all class, abilities, genders and cultures.

320 Reynolds Rd

Donvale 3111

Phone 0421 379 145

Email ajoseph@vantagepoint.church

City of Maribyrnong

1. Children’s Week in Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong City Council is hosting a range of fun and engaging events across the municipality to celebrate Children’s Week, including Junior Ranger Nesting Box Workshops, activities at Braybrook hub and Loose Parts Play sessions – interactive play activities where children and adults have the freedom to use their imaginations and create using ‘loose parts’.

Footscray Library

56 Paisley St

Footscray 3011

Phone 03 9688 0211

Email linda.harman@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

24 October – Braybrook Community Hub and Library – range of activities 24 October to 28 October, including Burmese Bilingual Story Time, Playgroup Activities, MCH Outreach Session, Cycling with Children Information Session

24 October – Maribyrnong Junior Ranger Program – Bird Nesting Boxes week day TBC, Newells Paddock, Footscray

24 October – Maribyrnong Junior Ranger Program, Nesting Box Workshop, Cruickshank Park, Yarraville weekend date TBC

24 October, 9 am – Online Survey youth and adults – Memories of Play. This activity will contribute to our Passport to Play Project. Open for 4 weeks

25 October, 10 am to 11:30 am – Loose Parts Play Session – Nudel Cart with facilitator, Footscray Library Courtyard

26 October, 10 am to 11:30 am – Loose Parts Play session – Imagination Playground, Yarraville Pop Up Park

26 October, 3 pm to 4:30 pm – Loose Parts Play session – Imagination Playground, Pipemakers Park

2. Children's Week with West Footscray Neighbourhood House

West Footscray Neighbourhood House is hosting three activities for Children's Week. Activities include a Teddy Bears Picnic at West Footscray Neighbourhood House, a Messy Play and Big Games Day held at Maidstone Child and Family Centre and a Music and Drama activity held at Angliss Neighbourhood House.

Maidstone Child and Family Centre – Corner Burns and Sonley St, Maidstone

Angliss Neighbourhood House – 2/11 Vipont St, Footscray

West Footscray Neighbourhood House1/539 Barkly St, West Footscray

Phone 0481 843 225

Email programs@wfnh.com.au

24 October, 1 pm to 3 pm

25 October, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

29 October, 10 am to 12 pm

3. Tweedle Play and Learning Session

Play in the early years provides the foundation for strong mental and physical health. Tweddle's Play and Learning session will offer parents, carers and their babies and toddlers with an educational and fun workshop using evidence based play activities. Facilitators will model play ideas and share insights and observations.

Phone 03 9689 1577

Email kerrie.gottliebsen@tweddle.org.au

26 October, 10 am to 11.30 am

City of Moonee Valley

1. Flemington Children's Week Celebration

Children from the Flemington Towers can come together to celebrate the unique contributions children make to their community, maintain their cultural background and enjoy art exhibitions, traditional dance, music, song and BBQ.

12 Holland Ct

Flemington 3031

Phone 0423 945 548

Email sudanesecentre@gmail.com

23 October, 5 pm to 9 pm

29 October, 5 pm to 9 pm

30 October, 5 pm to 9 pm

2. Celebrating multiple birth families – twins, triplets and more!

Families of twins, triplets and higher order multiples are invited to celebrate Children's Week 2022 at Essendon Traffic School. Come along with bikes and scooters and enjoy learning about traffic safety, as well as a BBQ and the chance to meet other multiple birth families.

Essendon Traffic School

45 Lawson St

Essendon 3040

Phone 03 9243 8888

3. Keeping Children Safe

Moonee Valley City Council presents a series of virtual parent sessions that cover Moonee Valley City Council’s commitment to prioritising children's wellbeing and protection wherever they are in the municipality.

9 Kellaway Ave

Moonee Ponds 3039

24 October, 7 pm to 9 pm

25 October, 7 pm to 9 pm

City of Brimbank

1. Teddy Bear Picnic in the Park

Brimbank City Council is holding a Teddy Bear Children's Week Picnic at Sunvale Community Park! Entertainment includes music and movement performers.

20 Neil St

Sunshine 3020

26 October, 11 am to 2 pm

0407 847 493

Email miriamv@brimbank.vic.gov.au

2. Polish Schools Young Talent Time & Disco

The Polish Community Council of Victoria invites Polish Saturday School students throughout Melbourne to join them for a Polish Young Talent Time and Disco. Students can perform songs, dance and play instruments. Light refreshments will be provided.

Winifred St

St Albans 3021

29 October, 10 am to 3 pm

Shire of Cardinia

1. Art and Dance classes – Creative Expression

Cockatoo Community House are offering free creative expression classes for children aged 6-12 years over Children's week. Immerse yourself in Creative Arts and Dance and find your passion through creative movement or creative expression. Learn to put together a original dance routine, or make an original piece of art.

23 Bailey Rd

Cockatoo 3781

24 October, 4 pm to 6 pm

26 October, 4 pm to 6 pm

27 October , 4 pm to 6 pm

Phone 03 5968 9031

Email cch@taskforce.org.au

2. Equine assisted learning introduction day

To celebrate Children's Week, Racing Hearts Therapy will host an open day at their new property in Pakenham. Children aged 8 years and above are invited to experience an equine assisted therapy session to learn life skills and grounding techniques in the presence of our beautiful retired racehorses

3215 Ballarto Rd

Pakenham South 3810

Mobile 0425723984

Email schools@racinghearts.com.au

3. ParentZone Hub Children's Week Family Fun Event

Free Family Fun Event – Children’s Week 2022. Come along and join ParentZone Hub staff and volunteers at our free Children’s Week family fun event and celebration. Free activities including arts and crafts, games and fun for all the family

75 Army Rd

Pakenham 3810

28 October, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

City of Casey

1. Percussion Playtime

Join the Berwick Toy Library for a fun morning of singing, dancing and making music. Play with a variety of percussion instruments, make your own instrument, hear a story, sing and dance at Percussion Playtime sessions.

Timbarra Community Centre

Timbarra Way

Berwick 3806

29 October, 9 am to 10 am

29 October, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Email berwicktoylibrary@gmail.com

2. Intro 2 Dance

Come and try out Hip Hop with Casey and District Multiple Birth Association Inc at Addicted 2 Dance and make some new friends.

3/4 Vesper Dr

Narre Warren 3805

28 October, 10:30 am to 11:15 am

29 October, 2 pm to 3 pm

Telephone 0413 961 140

Email sabrina_duchenne@hotmail.com

3. Children's Week – Rhythm, Beats and Tempo at Balla Balla

Get creative, find your rhythm & feel the beats in our Children's Week African Drumming workshop. You will burn energy, have fun and enjoy a tasty lunch with us at Balla Balla Community Centre.

65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd

Cranbourne East 3977

Telephone 03 5990 0900

Email programs@ballaballa.com.au

4. Connection & Wellbeing Through Music

Join Melbourne Youth Chorale in the City of Casey for fun and engaging workshops on Wednesday 26 October! Play musical games and learn a song for performance at the end of the workshop! Workshops will focus on three different age-groups (6-8, 9-12,13-16).

8 O'Neil Rd

Beaconsfield 3807

26 October, 4.30 pm to 7.30pm

Telephone 0490 709 327

Email manager.myc@gmail.com

5. Messy Play Day at Hallam

Explore your senses and join Hallam Community Learning Centre Inc for a Free Messy Play Day!

Become a human bubble or paint your toes?

Dive into the murky mists of slime and oobleck experiences and discover Dinosaur Mud!

Hallam Community Learning Centre Inc

56 Kays Ave

Hallam 3803

27 October, 9.45 am to 11.45 am

Telephone 03 9703 1688

Email childcare@hallamclc.com.au

6. Spring Into Play Childrens Week 2022

All young children are welcome down to the Old Cheese Factory Berwick to have a fun morning of music, building, water play, art and nature play. Explore the beautiful grounds of the Old Cheese Factory, bring a picnic, and help us celebrate children in Casey.

Old Cheese Factory

34 Homestead Rd

Berwick 3806

27 October, 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM

7. Children's Week Fun

Teddy bears can be a child's first and best friend. Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House are inviting the local children to join them for a teddy bear's picnic. The picnic will include partnerships with local businesses to highlight healthy food options for children and fun local activities that promote health and wellness activities.

Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House

21A Bemersyde Dr

Berwick 3806

29 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Telephone 03 8743 0671

Email admin@bpnh.org.au

8. Belonging – Connecting Healthy Minds 2022

Join Yogi Divine Society Ltd for ‘Belonging – Connecting Healthy Minds 2022' a workshop to help children aged 4 -12 years understand the importance of health, wellbeing and safety. Activities include art, craft and drawing to explore healthy living, Standard of Living: A Basic Right.

Lynbrook Family and Children Centre

25 River Redgum Pl

Lynbrook 3975

29 October, 6 am to 8:30 pm

Telephone 0452 353 690

Email manan3690@gmail.com

City of Frankston

1. Interactive Puppet Show

Join Lyrebird Community Centre for a wonderfully engaging and magical Interactive Puppet Show.

Lyrebird Community Centre

203-205 Lyrebird Drive

Carrum Downs 3201

26 October, 4.30 pm to 6 pm

Telephone 03 9782 0133

Email admin@lyrebird.org.au

2. Frankston City Children's Week Event

Join Frankston City Council for a day of free fun to celebrate Children's Week in Frankston. Come and explore a range of activities including build your own smoothie, yoga, sensory chill zone and more. For children aged 0 – 6 years. Bookings required for large groups. See Frankston Council website for details.

Cnr Young Street and Plowman Place

Frankston 3199

Email playgroup@frankston.vic.gov.au

3. Music, movement and getting messy at Belvedere!

Join Belvedere Community Centre for an awesome morning of fun! Start with rhythm and rhymes where you can learn some sign language to the songs, followed by a fun move and groove session. Finally join us at our exciting messy playgroup where we have hands-on sensory, constructive and imaginative play.

Davey Richardson Pavilion

151 East Rd

Seaford 3198

27 October, 9:30 am to 12 pm

4. Imagi Craft for Children's Week

Join Orwil Street Community House for a facilitated long play session with loose parts play and arts and crafts using clean recycled, recovered and upcycled materials.

Orwil Street Community House INC

16 Orwil St

Frankston 3199

Telephone 03 9783 5073

Email info@orwilst.org.au

City of Hume

1. Keep Music Alive!

Keep Music Alive day aims to promote the value of music. The event will include student performances, instrument petting zoos, drum/guitar/ukulele circles, instrument donation drives and free intro lessons.

Fr. Emmanuel Khoshaba Hall

93 Somerset Rd

Campbellfield 3061

Telephone 0421 798 359

25 October, 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm

2. Universal Children Day 2022

This event will provide the opportunity for children to experience a sense of identity, belonging and health & wellbeing through linking with community groups and services in the municipality. Families will be exposed to a range of community services and groups which they can learn more about.

Tanderrum Way

Broadmeadows 3047

26 October, 10 am to 12 pm

3. Having Fun with New Friends

Come at join the fun at Attwood House's Playgroup! Engage with new friends from your local community and participate in fun activities over our three fun days full of activities. Head to the Attwood House Facebook Page for further info.

202 Erinbank Cres

Attwood 3049

24 October, 9:30 am to 1 pm

25 October, 9:30 am to 1 pm

26 October, 9:30 am to 1 pm

4. Bush Walk and Talk

Join a Bush Walk and talk with a Local Elder. Learn about native plants and their traditional uses as food and medicine.

Vaughan St

Sunbury 3429

22 October, 11 am to 3 pm

Telephone 0406 174 764

Email sunburyaboriginal.efa@gmail.com

City of Knox

1. Shadow Puppet Workshop

Learn how to make and perform a shadow puppet! In celebration of Children's Week, award winning arts company Lemony S. Puppet Theatre will run workshops teaching the art of making and performing with shadow puppets. Book now for 5 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years.

Miller's Homestead

Corner Melrose Court and Dorrigo Drive

Boronia 3155

26 October, 4 pm to 5:30 pm – 5 to 8 years

27 October, 4 pm to 5:30 pm – 3 to 12 years

Telephone 0474 788 514

Email emma.wallis@erl.vic.gov.au

City of Maroondah

1. Food for Thought

Explore your child's growing independence and help them nurture their confidence with three fun activities. A free morning tea will be provided alongside COVID safe, hands-on activities for both you and your children.

Glen Park Community Centre

30 Glen Park Rd

Bayswater North 3153

28 October, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Phone 03 9720 5097

Email office@glenparkcc.com.au

2. Junior Community Chef

A hands-on, spoons-out, peelers-up, chip-chop-tastic workshop making funky fresh food to wow your taste-buds and power your body. A fun afternoon for 9 -12yr old's making, eating and learning about healthy food and drinks as well as giving back to the community through making soup for the local community meals program!

Ringwood Church of Christ

13 Bedford Road

Ringwood 3134

27 October, 4 pm to 6 pm

Phone 03 9870 8169

Email office@ringwoodchurch.org.au

3. Nature Play Pop-Up for Children's Week

To celebrate Children's Week, we're inviting Maroondah children and their families to join us outside for pop-up nature play events. There will be craft activities and songs. Bookings essential

Warrien Reserve

Croydon 3136

27 October, 10:30 am to 12 pm

27 October, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Email childrens.services.events@maroondah.vic.gov.au

City of Melton

1. Children's Week Family Fun Events

Celebrate Children's Week and come along to a free family fun events hosted by Melton City Council – with arts and crafts, sports and outdoor play, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Melton Community Hall

238 High St

Melton 3337

25 October, 10 am to 12:30 pm

27 October, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Shire of Mornington Peninsula

1. Children's Week – Big Play Day

Join Rosebud Toy Library for our Big Play Day on Sunday 30th October 2022 and enjoy a morning of messy play and craft with your family.

Enjoy exploring play experiences full of slime, water, foam and more. Make sure you wear old clothes and are ready to get MESSY!

Shop 1, Rosebud Central Shopping Centre Cnr Wannaeue & Ninth Avenue

Rosebud 3940

30 October, 10 am to 2 pm

2. Wildlife Experience at Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House

Be part of an Australian Wildlife Experience at Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House where you can see and touch a variety of animals with a professional wildlife facilitator. Open to children 0 – 6yrs with one adult, this free children's activity is part of Children's Week. Morning tea and refreshments will be available

Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House

90-100 Canadian Bay Rd

Mount Eliza 3930

26 October, 10.30 am 12.30 pm

Phone 03 9787 8160

Email info@mountelizanh.com.au

3. Get creative for our Mini Art Show at Mornington Peninsula Libraries

Get creative for a Mini Art Show at Mornington Peninsula Libraries. Kids can get creative during Children's Week by collecting and designing a mini canvas which will be displayed in the libraries in a mini art show.

7 High St

Hastings 3915

22 October, 9 am 2 pm

4. Messy Play Day

Messy Play Day! Hastings Toy Library is providing a great space for your child to explore their world while making a mess, and you don't have to clean up afterwards! Bookings are essential.

7 High St

Hastings 3915

28 October, 10 am to 12 pm

Shire of Nillumbik

1. Eltham Miniature Railway and Other Activities

Enjoy a rides on a miniature railway, take part in a biodiversity treasure hunt, Watch it Grow at Edendale Fame, multigenerational exercise class or story time.

570 Main Road

Eltham 3095

25 October, 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Storytime

26 October, 11am to 3 pm – Eltham Miniature Railway

27 October, 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Storytime

28 October, 10 am to 12 pm – Treasure hunt

2. Sun/Solar Printing Workshop

Join SHIFT (Sustainable Hurstbridge: Ideas for Transition Inc.) for a one-hour Sun/Solar Printing workshop. Children will learn the art of creating a unique fabric print using nature, specialty inks and the power of the sun.

Hurstbridge Community Hub

50 Graysharps Rd

Hurstbridge 3099

Email contactus@shiftinc.org.au

City of Whittlesea

1. Super Kids Sunday

Ignite your child’s imagination at this ever-popular children’s week FREE event. Bring the kids along for an afternoon of children’s entertainment featuring live entertainment and interactive activities.

Mill Park All Abilities Space Playground

Morang Dr

Mill Park 3082

Phone 0418 504 750

23 October, 12 pm to 3 pm

City of Wyndham

1. Messy & Sensory Play – DRESS FOR MESS!

Messy & Sensory Play with Jamieson Way Community Centre – Come along for some ooey gooey, icky sticky and squishy fun! Children aged 1-5 years can explore and experiment with different objects, materials, textures and sensations at their own pace.

59 Jamieson Way

Point Cook 3030

26 October, 1 pm to 1.45 pm

2. Karuna Children's Week Festival

Karuna Children's Week Festival celebrates the Myanmar refugee communities' diverse culture, art, and history through traditional performance arts including singing, dancing and musical instruments.

5 Pine Ave

Werribee 3030

Phone 0435 868 982

Email karunainaction@gmail.com

Kids Sports & BBQ Fun Day

A fun Barbecue day for local kids and their families to come together to participate in sports and a range of activities.

Mossfiel Dr

Hoppers Crossing 3029

29 October, 1 pm to 5 pm

Shire of Yarra Ranges

1. Come and Play! Celebrating Children's Week

Yarra Ranges Council in partnership with Seville Community House, invites families to an afternoon/evening community picnic celebrating children's week in Yarra Ranges. With games, music, tee-pee building and planting this event connects community, friends and family. Bring along your picnics and dance, play and have a fun at the park!

Seville Water Park and Playground

Seville 3139

23 October, 4:30 pm to 7 pm

2. Growing Together – Storm Recovery

Join Dandenong Ranges Music Council to Sing up a Storm. The children of the Dandenong Ranges are invited to join together to sing about the growing forest being like the growing strength of kids after the natural disaster they survived on the night of June 9 last year. Led by local composer celebrity, Lady Shaula.

22 October, 12pm to 5 pm – Record tutorial video and launch on YouTube

24 October, 10 am to 3:30 pm – Rehearsing from Video

28 October, 10 am to 11 am – Live rehearsal at Mt D P.S.

28 October, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Live rehearsal at Sassafras P.S.

28 October, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Live rehearsal at Olinda P.S.

28 October, 7 pm to 8 pm – Performance & survival stories at Mt D P.S.

Mount Dandenong Primary School

Farndons Rd

Mount Dandenong 3767

Mobile 0424 910 282

Email karen@drmc.org.au

3. Fairies and Pirates Dance Party

All Fairies and Pirates are invited to a Dance Party!! Dress up and join us for a fun morning as we explore emotions through singing and dancing!

Japara Neighbourhood House Inc

54 Durham Rd

Kilsyth 3137

27 October, 10 am to 12 pm

Phone 0397283587

Email community@japarahouse.com.au


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